Bryan Baker, Karl Amoussou Hit Marks for Bellator 72 Welterweight Final


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Bellator's sixth-season welterweight tournament final will move forward as planned, as both Bryan Baker and Karl Amoussou hit their contracted marks at Thursday's Bellator 72 weigh-ins.

Baker [pictured: left] tipped the scales at 169.5 pounds, while Amoussou checked in at 170.25 pounds ahead of Friday's headlining attraction, which takes place at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla., and airs live on MTV2, delayed on the west coast. Recent Bellator acquisition Paul Daley also came in on point for his promotional debut, weighing 170.25 pounds ahead of his clash with Rudy Bears (169.5).

In addition to that pair of welterweight confrontations, the event will also showcase the semifinals of the promotion's light heavyweight Summer Series tournament. On one side of the bracket, Slovakian finisher Attila Vegh (204.5) will lock horns with MFC veteran Emanuel Newton (204.75), while the remaining semifinal will see Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Tim Carpenter (205) take on10-year pro Travis Wiuff (206). Rounding out the televised card will be a welterweight rubber match pitting former Dream champion Marius Zaromskis (171) against durable veteran Waachiim Spiritwolf (170.75).

The evening's undercard immediately precedes the MTV2 broadcast. Streamed live on Spike.com and Bellator.com, the preliminary offering includes Ben Saunders (177) vs. Brian Warren (173.5), Shanon Slack (145.75) vs. Matt McCook (145), Jason Carapelluci (149.5) vs. Paul Barrow (151) and Ryan DeRocher (170.5) vs. Julien Williams (170.25) and Raul Amaya (169.75) vs. Kenny Moss (170).

Bellator 72 Weigh-In Results:

Bryan Baker (169.5) vs. Karl Amoussou (170.25)
Paul Daley (170.25) vs. Rudy Bears (169.5)
Emanuel Newton (204.75) vs. Attila Vegh (204.5)
Tim Carpenter (205) vs. Travis Wiuff (206)
Marius Zaromskis (171) vs. Waachiim Spiritwolf (170.75)
Ben Saunders (177) vs. Brian Warren (173.5)
Shanon Slack (145.75) vs. Matt McCook (145)
Jason Carapelluci (149.5) vs. Paul Barrow (151)
Ryan DeRocher (170.5) vs. Julien Williams (170.25)
Raul Amaya (169.75) vs. Kenny Moss (170)

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